Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017
Norwegian reported its traffic results for February 2017. A total of 2,090,343 passengers chose to fly with Norwegian in February – 218,947 more than the same period last year.* The total traffic growth (RPK) increased by 24 percent, while the capacity growth (ASK) increased by 22 percent. The load factor was 86.3 percent, up 0.7 percentage points.
“We are very pleased to see that more passengers chose to fly Norwegian this month. The growth is primarily driven by our intercontinental traffic, which is becoming increasingly important in the company’s global expansion,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
Norwegian operated 99.6 percent of its scheduled flights in February, whereof 73.6 percent departed on time.
Norwegian’s fleet renewal program continues with full force in 2017. The company took delivery of three Boeing 737-800s in February. This year, Norwegian will take delivery of nine Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 17 Boeing 737-800 and six Boeing 737 MAX. With an average age of only 3.6 years, Norwegian’s fleet is one of the world’s “greenest” and most modern.